Faculty Profiles

Joanna Schwartz

Joanna C. Schwartz

Professor of Law
B.A. Brown University, 1994
J.D. Yale, 2000
UCLA Faculty Since 2006


Civil Procedure (with Stephen Yeazell). 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Law & Business (forthcoming 2016).
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; With Selected Statutes and Cases (with Stephen Yeazell). Kluwer/Aspen Law & Business (forthcoming 2016).

Articles and Chapters

The Cost of Suing Business, 65 DePaul Law Review __ (forthcoming 2016). (Clifford Symposium) Full Text
How Governments Pay: Lawsuits, Budgets, and Police Reform, UCLA School of Law Working Paper Series, Public Law & Legal Theory Paper No. 15-23 (2015). Full text
Introspection through Litigation, 90 Notre Dame Law Review 1055 (2015). Full Text
Police Indemnification, 89 New York University Law Review 885 (2014). Full Text
A Dose of Reality for Medical Malpractice Reform, 88 New York University Law Review 1224 (2013). Full Text
Gateways and Pathways in Civil Procedure, 60 UCLA Law Review 1652 (2013). Full Text
What Police Learn from Lawsuits, 33 Cardozo Law Review 841 (2012). Full Text
Myths and Mechanics of Deterrence: The Role of Lawsuits in Law Enforcement Decisionmaking, 57 UCLA Law Review 1023 (2010). Full Text
Unresolved Questions about Family Circumstances (with Gerald Greenberg), 13 Federal Sentencing Reporter 247 (March/April 2001).


Recent Publications on Custodial Sexual Misconduct (with Giovanna Shay), 13 National Prison Project Journal 3 (Spring/Summer 1999).
Fighting Back in Court: A Review of Caselaw and Strategies for Combating Sexual Abuse, Disbarred: The Journal of the National Lawyers Guild Prison Law Project (Spring 1999).